Too much fun, not enough work
Account Management (Current Employee) – New York, NY – June 11, 2012
SapientNitro is a great place to work. The people are fun, the office is buzzing (when people are actually there) and everyone is very intelligent. The problem is, the bar and partying take priority over everything. Over clients, over training, over pitch work, and the list goes on. Most of the people running the NY office can't go more than 24 hours without having a "meeting" at a bar which inevitably ends up in no work getting done.
It used to be fun but now its starting to show. They're losing clients and not winning new ones. They're laying off incredibly talented people because they don't have enough projects to keep them busy. The shop is salvageable but it's going to take a lot of strong will and someone to say enough is enough and keep the partying outside the workday.
fun culture, higher than industry average pay, potentially interesting clients/projects
party culture, too many cooks in the kitchen without a head chef